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Sympathoadrenomedullary hyperactivity in the neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a case report
Am J Psychiatry 1981;138:1115-1116.
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The authors describe a patient with the neuroleptic malignant syndrome whose excessive catecholamine excretion indicates hyperactivity of the sympathoadrenomedullary component of the autonomic nervous system. Their finding provides a physiological basis for using catecholamine blocking agents to treat some patients with this syndrome.

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